We wanted to stay somewhere, out of the ordinary. Not busy, off the beaten track.
Searching the internet, we found the town of 1770 and Agnes Water. We had passed the turn off at Miriam Vale a number of times in the past. This time, we would take it. We had decided to go for 1770 Getaway. A mere 5 and a half hours north of Brisbane Airport, we arrived late afternoon, greeted by Michael, proclaiming we must have been the people they expected. We settled into our one bedroom cottage, with in the lounge a sofa bed which easily converted into a double bed for the kids. With two bathrooms, a washing machine, a kitchen and large deck, a great place to stay for a couple of nights. The resort (5 cottages in total) lies 8 minutes walk through a national park from the most beautiful beaches you can imagine. Totally secluded and empty. With rock pools and sandy.
2 minutes by car from Agnes Water, which boosts two small shopping centres, a bottle store and a number of restaurants, rangeing from takeaway to buffet and a la carte.
10 minutes drive further up the peninsula is the Town of 1770, with the Marina from where the cruise leaves to Lady Musgrove Island and where yo can rent a tinny to go fishing.
The area is getting discovered now and we imagine Noosa and Port Douglas 15 years ago having been like this.
Back to 1770 Getaway, the facilities include a pool, two barbeque areas and the hospitality of Vera and Michael.
The second night of our stay we were invited by our hosts for a barbeque dinner and were treated like family, with other guests present as well.
We were their guests another night for dinner again. When we left, we left as friends, leaving behind Jet and Sandy, their two Papillon Dogs, who had been great companions to us and our kids. We definitely recommend this place if you want friendlyness, a quiet environment and relax. But maybe I should not write this as we do not want anyone to know about this area so it can remain "off the beaten track".